Contagion Clasp


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Contagion Clasp


When Contagion Clasp enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

, : Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Contagion Clasp Discussion

Superphreak on Atraxa on Fleek

1 week ago

If you're going to have a lot of activated creature abilities, then running Brave the Sands and Ivorytusk Fortress might be worth it. But it doesn't appear that's the case. So no.

Apparently, I didn't go through your deck list as thoroughly as I thought I did, since I listed some items you've already selected. If you get your hands on one, I would run Contagion Clasp in addition to Contagion Engine. More counters is more counters.

I was actually trying to put together an Atraxa deck with this exact gimmick. And then I found this deck, and you've already done a lot of the heavy lifting! Hooray for me! For realz, you've got some really great selections in here, and I look forward to seeing how you develop it. I think it's going to be pretty beastly.

Slyphor_Ever on The Scorpion God's -1/-1 Sting

1 week ago

You could try making it more burn heavy with a Soul-Scar Mage and Volt Charge and also think about possibly infect inclusions like Grafted Exoskeleton or Core Prowler.

Also the inclusion of Contagion Clasp along with Contagion Engine never hurts.

Superphreak on Atraxa on Fleek

1 week ago

Off the top of my head, some additions worth considering:

Glissa, the Traitor (~$2) Kill one of their creatures, bring back Hangarback Walker

Ivorytusk Fortress (<$1) Untap all your dudes during all untap phases, not just yours. And since creature abilities are instants unless stated otherwise...

Corpsejack Menace (<$1) Doubles all your Proliferate effects for +1/+1 counters, stacks with Panharmonicon's effect, so when Master Biomancer is out, your tokens come out with 4 +1/+1 counters on them. And if you have Doubling Season...

Mer-Ek Nightblade (<$1) Deathtouch for those whacky tokens! Remember Glissa, the Traitor?

Contagion Clasp (<$1) Another, cheaper, Contagion Engine

DemonDragonJ on Ideas for an Atraxa Deck

1 week ago

I am planning to build an EDH deck with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the general, and I know that she is an immensely popular EDH general, but I still wish to make a deck with her, because angels are one of my favorite creature types in this game and Phyrexia is one of my favorite factions in this game.

The idea that I have for my deck will, naturally, be to use Atraxas ability to place additional counters on my permanents: specifically, +1/+1 counters on my creatures and loyalty counters on my planeswalkers.

First, for other proliferation cards beyond Atraxa, I am planning to use Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine , Fuel for the Cause , Inexorable Tide, Spread the Sickness , Steady Progress , Thrummingbird , and Viral Drake; I will not use Volt Charge, because my deck will not support the color red, Core Prowler , because it simply is too weak, and neither Plaguemaw Beast nor Throne of Geth , because my deck will not be generating large quantities to tokens to sacrifice to the abilities of those permanents. I am currently uncertain about Grim Affliction and Tezzeret's Gambit, so I shall await feedback from other users here regarding those cards.

Second, I will need a method for placing +1/+1 counters on my creatures initially, before I can multiply them, so I am planning to use the following cards to achieve that goal: Archangel of Thune, Ghave, Guru of Spores , Daghatar the Adamant , Kalonian Hydra, Forgotten Ancient, and Echoes of the Kin Tree . If anyone has any suggestions for further cards, I will greatly appreciate them.

Third, for planeswalkers, I will be seeking to use planesawalkers with powerful ultimate abilities, preferably those that grant emblems, and some of the planeswalkers whom I am considering are Tamiyo, Field Researcher , Ajani Steadfast, Ajani Unyielding, Narset Transcendent , Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Elspeth Tirel, and at least one version of Sorin. It is not a high priority, but I would like to ensure that all colors are represented equally, or nearly equally, among planeswalkers in my deck.

Fourth, I have a number of wild cards, cards that do not contribute to the overall theme of the deck but are still very nice to use. Thus far, every EDH deck of mine has both a Gilded Lotus and a Thran Dynamo, but, with a deck that uses the proliferate mechanic, perhaps I could use Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice in their places, since I will be able to increase the number of counters on them. I believe that every green EDH should contain a Seedborn Muse, so mine shall, as well, especially because she will work well with contagion clasp and contagion engine. I have a Mirari's Wake and Privileged Position in each of my green/white EDH decks and a True Conviction in every white deck, so this one shall, as well. Would Lux Cannon work in this deck? I am considering it, but wish for feedback before I actually purchase it. Also, a deck such as this should definitely have Doubling Season, but that card is currently very expensive, so I shall need to wait either for it to be reprinted or for me to have a great amount of surplus money to spend.

What does everyone else say about this? What ideas can you offer me for an EDH deck centered around Atraxa?

KIngWiggins on Rainbow Superfriends Suggestions

1 week ago

I am making 5 color superfriends right now. Some of the top other cards, depending on preference and play style:
The Chain Veil
Doubling Season is insane
Oath of Nissa

Mana fixing is huge, so on top of oath, cards like Chromatic Lantern, Prismatic Omen, etc.

I also use proliferation so Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Contagion Engine and Contagion Clasp, Inexorable Tide, Viral Drake, Gilder Bairn.

Extra turns is another common option.

It really all depends on how you want to play.

If you go boardwipe route, you can always use Sliver Hivelord as the commander as well.

Triton on Liliana's Bitches

3 weeks ago

Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp, and Decimator Web for proliferating/poison counters. Rogue's Passage for unblockable. Dark Ritual is a rather good generic card in mono-black, and Scour from Existence along with Unstable Obelisk can remove permanents or Iona, Shield of Emeria.

I'd also recommend cycling lands like Barren Moor, just for consistency in the late game.

Hope this helps!

Izu_Korasu on Good starter Commanders

3 weeks ago

Agent_Fire well your refined list of generals have a wide range of battle plans. so for each general ill provide an EDHREC link which can give you a better feel for how the typical deck plays, and its common contents.

that being said, I would probably steer you away from Surrak Eldrazi, between the basically 4c budget manabase () and the inherent hate players have for eldrazi, it might be an idea to table for now.

Thromok the Insatiable EDHREC is somewhat a standard g/r token deck, with token engines like Dragonlair Spider, Mycoloth support a large Thromok with Soul's Fire and Purphoros, God of the Forge type effects to maximize damage.

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons EDHREC is almost the opposite, using an unconventional approach to generate tokens as a byproduct of cards like Midnight Banshee, Contagion Clasp and other similar (undervalued) cards that create interesting combo's and shenanigans.

Jhoira of the Ghitu EDHREC is a versatile commander that can be used for many shells (in my playgroup there is a Jhoira Eldrazi tribal deck) and chaos is easily one of the more fun options (most involve Obliterate+suspended Blightsteel Colossus/eldrazi titan) so she tends to draw hate... but for chaos tappedout user:Moondragon85 has a deck with a similar goal Eye of the Chaos Storm which could help you decide if its the route for you.

Neathin on What the hell?

3 weeks ago

With many potential creatures and tokens, Inspiring Call can be problematic, so I'll toss that for Cathars' CrusadeAnd I guess I can toss Contagion Clasp since it's just a weaker version of Contagion Engine anyway, and with even stronger token generation I doubt I even need all the proliferate.This also changes the amount of Plains and Swamp I need, so I'll toss out 1 Swamp for 1 Plains to keep the ratio satisfied.

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